How long will fish and meat stay good in the refrigerator?

How long will fish and meat stay good in the refrigerator?
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In the olden days, leftover meat and fish were preserved by rubbing salt on them. However, it would be washed and cooked the next day itself. In the modern kitchen, fish and meat are often stored in freezers for weeks before it is cooked. How long can you keep them in the refrigerator before they go bad? We got the answer for you.

It is safe to store meat and fish up to a week in the deep freezer that is commonly used in cold storages. However, do not try to store these items for too long in the regular fridge. When the freezer is opened regularly, the meat and fish that is kept uncovered might get infested with bacteria. Wash the meat and fish before keeping them in the freezer. Moreover, they should be stored in containers that have tight lids. Do not keep fish in the freezer without cleaning it and removing the gizzards. Besides, re-reezing a food item after it reaches the room temperature is not a safe method. Meat and fish that are stored in the freezer should be used up within three or four days.

The shelf life of bread

Bread is one of the food items that gets spoiled really easily. The mould on bread slices can cause dysentery and vomiting. Do not forget to note the expiry date that is printed on the bread packets before buying. It is safe to consume bread within three days after packing. If the bread tastes bad, then check whether mould has formed on the slices. In case the slices haven’t turned mouldy then make sure to finish it up that day itself. It is safe to store bread in fridge for a few days and then toasting them before consuming. Bread is safe to consume for up to two days after expiry and not more than that.

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How much food can be stored in fridge?

Do not keep too much food items in the fridge as it might increase the electricity consumption. The vegetables should be washed and the stalks should be removed before storing them in fridge. It must be noted that there shouldn’t be any moisture on the vegetables. Marinated meat and fish are safe to be stored in fridge. Do not forget to remove skin before refrigerating ginger. Meanwhile, grated coconut could be stored in air light containers and refrigerated. Make sure to clean the fridge at least once a week to keep away stench.

Storing food in fridge
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Can coconut be kept refrigerated?

Grated coconut would begin to go stale within half an hour. The same is true about coconut milk too. Grated coconut or coconut milk should be stored in air tight container and refrigerated. Do not use coconut milk that has remained in room temperature for more than twenty four hours.  

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